Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Annabelle Roll-On Eyeshadow + Liner in Hazel Eyes Review, Photos, Swatches





I am, admittedly, often skeptical about dual-ended or two-in-one products. I find there's usually something off about one side or both parts miss the mark. I was pleasantly surprised to find that isn't the case with Annabelle's Roll-On Eyeshadow + Liner in Hazel Eyes!

One end of the product is a loose eyeshadow, and the other is a liquid liner. There are four shade options meant to complement your eye colour: Hazel, Blue, Brown, and Green. While my eyes are blue, I'm still happy to have the Hazel shade as it's a nice neutral combo.



The loose eyeshadow side contains 0.05oz/1.5g of product and has a piece of tape protecting the cap when you first open it. The applicator is a rollerball, and I was all set for fallout city but there wasn't any! I do find sometimes I had to tilt the tube upside-down to get the shadow near the rollerball, which could cause a little bit of fallout, but nothing excessive.

The shade is a beautiful, shimmery light bronze. It wears best over a primer (I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance), lasting all day -- even in humid, 30°C weather. Without a primer, the colour and shimmer does tend to fade within a few hours.



The liquid liner side is a complementary metallic, dark bronze shade and contains 0.12oz/3.5g of product. I am a liquid liner newbie (I generally prefer pencil or gel formulas), but I found this pretty easy to use. The brush is very fine and doesn't splay, but I do find it doesn't pick up a lot of product so I had to go over the line a few times. This isn't really an issue for me, as I prefer going over the line to make it perfect, but more experienced liquid liner users might find it cumbersome.

The liner sets within a minute or so, and while it removes easily with makeup remover, it has lasted through heavy rain and the aforementioned 30°C weather. It also doesn't flake or transfer.


Annabelle Eyeshadow + Liner swatches: eyeshadow, liner -- direct sunlight, no flash or primer

Annabelle Eyeshadow + Liner swatches: eyeshadow, liner -- indirect sunlight, no flash or primer

In both of the above swatch photos I had to go over the liner a few times. The pictures don't do the shadow justice -- it's very beautiful on!

INGREDIENTS:

Liner: AQUA/WATER/EAU ACRYLATES COPOLYMER POLYSORBATE 20 GLYCERIN CERA ALBA/BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE PROPYLENE GLYCOL PVP DIMETHICONE GLYCERYL STEARATE TRIETHANOLAMINE PANTHENOL PHENOXYETHANOL ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE MAY CONTAIN: MICA IRON OXIDES TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Roll-On Eyeshadow: MICA TITANIUM DIOXIDE IRON OXIDES PHENOXYETHANOL ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN MAY CONTAIN: MANGANESE VIOLET ULTRAMARINES RED 40 LAKE CARMINE

Annabelle Roll-On Eyeshadow + Liner retails for $10.95 CAD and can be found at select drugstores, grocery stores, Walmart, and online (ships to Canada and US).

Have you tried this or do you want to? How do you feel about complementary products designed for your eye colour?


Product sent for consideration. No monetary compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

8 comments:

  1. ouu this is gorgeous! I love the colours of both the eyeshadow AND the liner. :D

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    1. They really are beautiful neutral shades!

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  2. Oooh pretty, LOVE to see you do a look with it!!

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    1. I'll add it to my list! My liner application is usually bad though lol

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  3. I like the shadow, but the liner looks a little watery for me...the brush is really nice though! Very nice review!

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    1. Yeah, I can see how the liner could be too watery, especially for those who are good with more opaque formulas. Thanks!

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  4. i've been very curious about this product... will definitely have to give it a try! the shadow looks beautiful. i'm new to liner too, so i wouldn't mind trying this one!

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    1. The liner + shadow look great together. Hope you like it if you try it!

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